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Another Year, Another Championship Banner in the Rafters for the Warriors

Thanks to two NBA championships in the last three seasons, the Golden State Warriors have established themselves as the class of the Association. Stephen Curry and company get the new campaign underway against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.

Xbet opened the Dubs as 9-point home chalk with a total of 230.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Warriors are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
  • The favored team is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The Rockets are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog of 9.5 or less.

Like many teams around the league, the Rockets received a facelift in the offseason with the addition of Chris Paul. Playing alongside James Harden, Paul is now the primary ball-handler in a high-octane offense that could reach new heights in 2017-18. Expect the Rockets to jack up a ton of three-pointers once again — Harden (262), Eric Gordon (246) and Ryan Anderson (204) each topped the 200 mark in treys a year ago. Trevor Ariza (191) fell just short.

Kevin Durant fit in seamlessly in the Warriors rotation in 2016-17 and figures to be even better now surrounded by fellow superstar teammates Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has stated he expects Curry to get a larger role in the offense going forward in what could be the best season of his career, while Thompson remains one of the best two-way players in the league and Green is reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

When it comes to winning outright, the Rockets have a terrible history against the Warriors. Houston is a brutal 3-19 SU in its previous 22 vs the Warriors. UNDER bettors have also been cashing out in this series, as six of the last seven meetings between the clubs have gone UNDER the total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Golden State Warriors opened as 9-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 235 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 122-105 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Houston Rockets vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Rockets will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they went 48-44-1 ATS against the betting spread last season, while the Golden State Warriors were 51-43-5 ATS. Houston was 48-44-1 vs the betting total points scored; Golden State was 45-54. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs Houston injuries news.

The Warriors-Rockets betting odds would favor the Warriors if the lines were set according to power rankings. Golden State is rated No. 1 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Houston Rockets sit at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense (116.47 PPG) last season against a Houston Rockets defense that ranked No. 26 at 109.22 PPG. The Warriors averaged 49.44% from the field per game, more than the Houston Rockets managed last season (45.96% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games
  • Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Golden State is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Golden State is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Golden State's last 10 games
  • Golden State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at Sacramento, Wednesday, October 18
Golden State at New Orleans, Friday, October 20

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